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Matt Riddle likely headed for WWE SmackDown following call-up


According to Dave Meltzer from the post-Raw edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Matt Riddle is likely heading to SmackDown following his impending call-up which could be as early as this week.

Meltzer said Riddle was "performing" Monday at the Performance Center which he surmised could be for this Friday's show or next week. WWE was originally scheduled to tape two editions of Raw Monday and two editions of SmackDown Tuesday, so it's unclear what Riddle was doing yesterday.

Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez were curious why Riddle wouldn't be tabbed for Raw as Paul Heyman is a big fan of his. Meltzer thought it might be something to do with Brock Lesnar as the two got into a backstage argument at this year's WWE Royal Rumble.

It's expected that Riddle will feud with Baron Corbin on SmackDown since Corbin eliminated him at the Rumble.

Riddle will face Timothy Thatcher in a "cage fight" with Kurt Angle as special guest referee on this Wednesday's NXT.